08 Apr '11, 7pm

Oh, for the love of ... so the GOP may replace Planned Parenthood with Mountaintop Removal? #p2 #mtr

Word on the street (and on CNN) is that Republican budget dealmakers now want to weaken EPA's ability to address mountaintop removal mining as part of a spending bill to prevent government shutdown. It's not clear exactly what they want to see done, but you can bet it's one or more provisions from the grab bag of bad MTR bills and spending bill riders that have been introduced recently. PLEASE CALL YOUR SENATORS AND PRESIDENT OBAMA RIGHT NOW and tell him or her to say NO to mountaintop removal mining riders on the continuing resolution. Don't trade clean air for clean water on the spending bill! Keep it clean of all environmental riders. You can dial the Capitol Switchboard to be connected to your Senator at (202) 224-3121. Then dial 202-456-1414 to contact the White House. The Hill has the latest on this threat to our mountains, water, and Appalachian communities.

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/mwaage/urgent_mountaint...

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grist.org 08 Apr '11, 5pm

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ran.org 05 Apr '11, 4pm

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grist.org 11 Apr '11, 5pm

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grist.org 13 Apr '11, 6pm

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 12 Apr '11, 11pm

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